Attorney Mark Zaid, The Superhero Fortune Teller

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Mark Zaid, the Ukraine call whistleblower’s maverick attorney, has a number of superpowers. These powers go far beyond his uncanny ability to squeeze money and fame from the dead, instantly teleport to CNN, and provide a never ending pseudo-legal narrative that supports President Trump’s impeachment and the justification for general Flynn’s and Roger Stone’s persecution. Zaid himself, as well as his sizable fan base have compared him to Clark Kent and James Bond.

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Image 1: Mark Steven Zaid and his alter egos of Clark Kent and James Bond

Mark Zaid and Princess DianaImage 2: Squeezing money and fame from the dead: Mark Zaid, the attorney of Mohamed Al-Fayed, promoting the conspiracy theory that Princess Diane was killed because she was pregnant

But Zaid has an additional superpower that hasn’t been made public until now. It turns out that he is psychic as well. In March 13, 2017 using what can only be explained as a prophetic vision, Zaid’s partner, John N. Tye, reinstated a 4 year defunct company called Values Untied DBA Whistleblower Aid.

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Image 3: Mark Zaid, the founding legal partner and John Tye, the CEO of Whistleblower Aid

The Whistleblower Aid organization, which claims to be non-profit advertises these services:

Whistleblower Aid seeks to lower the barriers for courageous patriots to step forward. As a human and civil rights organization headquartered in the District of Columbia, in some cases we hope to provide clients with additional support including:

  • Media & public relations coaching
  • Dedicated, Secure Devices for clients’ use in communicating with us about their case
  • Employment claims under the Whistleblower Protection Act
  • Transition Assistance
  • Temporary rent or mortgage support and networking to help find new jobs, in case of loss of employment
  • Psycho-social counseling and treatment

The 5 star treatment they offer their clients (i.e. PR coaching, psycho-social consulting and treatment, temporary rent and mortgage support, and job placement), looks more like a luxury spa/resort service than legal aid. Even more noteworthy is their mysterious business/revenue model. For example, it’s a puzzle how this little altruistic organization that provides all of these expensive services pro-bono and uses GoFoundMe as a finance source for their legal fees (likely violating the gift prohibition to federal employee) remains solvent? And it this vein, how does John N. Tye’s (the CEO) salary of >$200K per year balance against an income of only about $22K?

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Image 4: Whistleblower Aid 2017 taxes

Since early 2017, Whistleblower Aid has already represented a number of individuals, several with a history of leaks and suspicious affinity for the Obama administration. This taken together with Evelyn Farkas’s call in late 2016 to federal agency employees to “get as much intelligence as you can”  and then publish/leak it as fast as possible, and John Brennan’s recent call for all available whistleblowers to carpe diem and step forward, suggests we are witnessing some sort of a mystical political crystal alignment with all of the dark litigative energy emanating from Mr. Zaid and Co.

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: Evelyn Farkas confirming her call to collect intelligence on the Trump team and publish/ leak it

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Image 5: John Brennan calling all whistleblower

It’s possible that all of these events and people are unrelated and that they just somehow converged. But Occam’s Razor suggests that it’s more likely that the formation of this organization was a coordinated effort to stand-up a factory style assembly-line in order to deliver a steady supply of political hits. The timeframe for their re-activation (52 days after President Trump’s inauguration) and Zaid’s January 2017 fortune teller proclamation that the “#coup” against president Trump “has started” also supports the argument that Whistleblower Aid is in fact part of the “#rebellion” and that the only real ‘service’ they provide is fuel for the “#impeachment” furnace.

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Image 6: Mark Zaid’s proclamation that the coup against president Trump has begun

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Image 7: Examples of various linkages between Mark Zaid, his anti-Trump targeted media appearances, ‘the resistance’, his on-line profile, and social network (POI-ED is a person of interest that is related to him).

Madam Rosa (another talented fortune teller) once said, “Lucky at cards, unlucky in love”.  Evaluating at Zaid’s profile, it certainly looks like Rosa was right on the money. But what still remains a puzzle is who has been covering Whistleblower Aids’ financial losses since its inception (over $619K USD in 2017 alone), …and why?

On a final note, Mr. Zaid/Tye/Bakaj, Whistleblower Aid’s practices of using aliases to create on-line accounts, private burner phones, and encrypted public communications to store and transmit classified government secrets only works in the movies. In the real-word, every piece of information your clients transmit to you via your super-duper ‘dedicated secure devices’, can be easily intercepted by every hostile foreign state actor that is monitoring your electronic communications. Considering Mr. Zaid’s awesome psychic powers and proclaimed cyber security expertise, I would have expected him to already know that.

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: Mark Zaid delivering keynote on cyber security

References and Sourcing
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object detection

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: An example of using the Sentinel AI to discover a hidden linkage between Mark Zaid and POI-ED (a person of interest related to him). Both have independent images of shared objects such as photos, paintings, a cat, articles of clothing, and household items that the ML classifier was able to identify independently and link

© Copyright 2019 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

The Rise of the Shadow Data Brokers

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A number of internet researchers and reporters have asked me to evaluate some of the imagery and files that are being distributed by one George M. Nasif through his Twitter, Facebook, and website. Nasif claims to possess vast amounts of proprietary DOJ, diplomatic, intelligence community, and law enforcement records, in addition to donor credit card payments and a variety of classified emails. Nasif, who promotes himself as a network security specialist has significant presence and engagement on SM. His Twitter network alone has over 17K followers and its growing.

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Image 1: George Nasif’s Twitter Profile

George Nasif, AKA George Michael Nasif, makes a lot of bold claims about the esoteric sources of his data and his deep knowledge and insight into current events. These claims seem to resonate well with his followers and influence network. A typical posting that promotes his content includes statements like:

“My Server files on the gangsters of the Obama admin. over 2 million documents. 3 Terabytes of information. Has now more than doubled to over 6 TB of files”

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Image 2: George Nasif’s cave of data wanders

Running the sentinel AI on Nasif’s depositories (some of which are housed in a public DropBox archive) reveals that almost all of his data and images were scraped from various forums, websites, and social media outlets. None of the examined data is proprietary in any way nor was it obtained recently. Also, contrary to his claims, his data set doesn’t even come close to 6 TB or millions of files.

The following image illustrates the data sources found on Nasif’s site. This screenshot is a Nasif snippet from a flight log on Jeffery Epstein’s Boing 727-31 TN N908JE showing Bill Clinton on the passenger list. This document was originally disclosed as part of the Epstein v. Edwards lawsuit in 2009, it was collected by Nick Bryant and published through John Cook via Gawker.com.

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Image 3: Nasif’s snippet of the flight logs to Epstein’s private island

Nasif however, doesn’t provide a direct link to the source document nor does he credit John Cook and Nick Bryant. Instead, as can be gleaned from his tweet below, he implies that his depository may just be the only remaining source for this information, which is clearly not the case.

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: “This might be the only archive left in existence.” Nasif, obfuscating the real sources of the data in his ‘proprietary’ archive or claiming that he (Team George) is the source.

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Image 5: One example of the source of George Nasif’s “proprietary” data depository (this is the source of of Nasif’s snippet seen in Image 2)

Beside the misattribution and hiding the real sources of his data, many of the images in his depository show evidence of touch-ups and post editing (it’s unclear by whom). The images have the wrong authorship attribution and their labels have misleading descriptions of the content. Many of the screenshots of the documents also exhibit font type and resolution mismatches, suggesting that the text on some of the images was retyped after they were produced.

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Image 6: Some of the ‘proprietary’ content advertised by George Nasif

The logistics behind Nasif’s > 6TB cloud based archive raise questions about his ability to float such an enterprise as a non-revenue service. IBM CDN cloud storage goes for $0.02-$0.085 per GB. Doing a quick math, shows that at these rates, Nasif could be spending an upwards of $100-$700 USD a month on storage alone and that doesn’t include the bandwidth cost for streaming all of the conspiratorial video files.

His claims about having pedophilia related images and records (the AI flagged several) are problematic to say the least. Beside the moral issues with possessing, posting, trading, and directing others to access this content, there is also the small problem of breaking federal and sate laws. His references to having personal and company financial data such as passport number, credit card numbers, bank accounts, and other PII data, could result in multiple felony charges for him and for anyone who has a copy of these records. Also, publishing this information (as he claims to have done) could be prosecuted under state doxing laws. If his public records do indeed contain names, addresses and phone numbers of federal employees, he and whomever downloads this data could also be potentially prosecuted under 18 USC § 119.

In terms of Nasif being a subject matter expert and uber-communicator, his writing style exhibits habitual poor grammar, punctuation errors, spelling, and capitalization issues—the hallmarks of an author not accustomed to technical writing. His claim of being an “IT Internet Network Security Specialist Certified White Hat NSS” is also dubious as he has a zero industry security footprint, he has limited technical vocabulary, and he exhibits a poor grasp of computer security concepts. His professional network and background also fail to show any traces of InfoSec or IT experience to back up many of the cybersecurity interpretive claims and statements.

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: George Nasif’s linkage

Based on Nasif’s lack of technical proficiency and a reasonable explanation of how he has gotten access to the ‘proprietary’ materials, it seems that he is just an opportunistic shadowy data broker who scrapes dubious content from 3rd parties, tags with provocative titles, and makes sensational headline style claims about its meaning. It may also be relevant that him becoming a purveyor of ‘secret’ intelligence suspiciously coincides with the 2017-2018 GoFundMe launch of his web hosting service (re-selling IBM hosting) which, interestingly, also uses similar bombastic claims such as:

“The Most Secure Cloud Storage Server in the World. Secure Hosting- Secure High Speed 1Gig Internet- Secure Chat- Secure Photo and Video Storage”

If you need further evidence about the nature of this depository, read Nasif’s Read First NOTICE TO ALL VIEWERS

“…Please do not publish any of my evidence documents in public or private forums without my written permission. Please do not try to “share” a link to my evidence file folders from this drop box folder to social media pages, groups, or news publications. If you publish anything labeled “Secret” in public, I cannot protect you from legal or criminal prosecution that may follow.

If you want to invite someone to view “George Global” please make that request by email to g.nasif@yahoo.com and make sure that person has followed protocol by first making a donation to the new server so I can give them access. Posting many of these documents is what got me banned 15 times from Social Media, Twitter and FB. Remember this when RT or sharing on FB. Think before you act. Be responsible. All Documents have been vetted as factual and true evidence from the source.”

So, there you have it. You shouldn’t publish any of Nasif’s documents without his permission because he scraped them from other sites and now claims them as his IP. But if you do re-publish anything labeled “Secret” from his publicly accessible DropBox archive, he won’t be able to protect you from “legal or criminal prosecution”. Also, don’t forget to ‘donate’ to his business venture in order to get access to the content of this magical archive (which previously was in the public domain). And finally, Nasif himself assures you that he “vetted as factual and true evidence” over 6 TB of data and millions of records.

If you are still struggling with the classification of the content in Nasif’s depository/postings as real or fake, the highly technical illustration below may be of some help.

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Image 8: How Nature Says “Don’t Touch”
Credit: Gary Larson’s Far Side Cartoons